Ask any employment lawyer the first rule of thumb for workplace documentation and she or he will tell you:
“If it isn’t in writing, it didn’t happen. Period.”
OK, that may not be totally true, but it’s a good guideline.
Yes, it’s a chore and many of us aren’t certain what to do when documenting employee behavior.
Hint: It ain’t just the bad stuff.
Useful documentation preserves a comprehensive view of an employee’s activities, good and bad. So, what should you be committing to written form?
Here are six situations where documentation definitely should be produced: